ISSUES

Successful programs like Rural Opportunity Zones (ROZ) and Promoting Employment Across Kansas (PEAK) must be continued and promoted to expand their reach.

Retaining and recruiting 21st Century jobs requires a skilled workforce with access to traditional postsecondary as well as trade, technical, and on-the-job training. Our success in this endeavor is only possible with a foundation of good quality K-12 schools which lay the groundwork for lifelong learning.

Safe and abundant roads are the conduits of commerce for Southeast Kansas. Our businesses thrive when we have access to major thoroughfares which bring our products to larger markets.